CURFEW ENFORCED FOR HONIARA CITY

The Governor General, His Excellency, Sir David Vunagi has declared a curfew for Honiara City from 7pm to 6am daily effective on November 26 until revoked. A statement from the government said the curfew is necessary for the Preservation of Public Security under the Preservation of Public Security Act as a result of the current…

Police dismiss rumours

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has dismissed rumours that three suspects arrested by police at Burns Creek were brutally killed. In a statement Deputy Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga said these are false and wrong information. “This is false and wrong information that we should not speculate about. “Do not try to use such…

DSE calls for peace

Development Services Exchange (DSE) is calling on all peace loving people in Honiara to refrain from looting and rioting that is still going on in Honiara since Wednesday. DSE reiterate the call by other organisations for the people of Honiara to respect the rule of law and refrain from unlawful activities. “Violence and looting are…

PUBLIC SERVANTS ADVISED TO STAY AT HOME

The Government through the Ministry of Public Service has advised all public servants with the exception of essential services Ministries, to stay home due to the current unrest in Honiara City. Essential services workers included health workers, police and others such as customs, immigration and aviation. A statement from Government Communication Unit said the government…

AUSTRALIA COULD BE BACK SOONER THAN MANY REALISE

AS looting and burning of Honiara continues unabated for the second day running, there are suggestions the Government could invoke provisions of a bilateral security treaty Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare signed with Australia in 2017. Neither the Australian High Commission in Honiara nor the Office of the Prime Minister could be reached for comments yesterday.…